AceShowbiz - Celebrities announce support to help relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey that hit Houston recently. %cKris Jenner%, %cKourtney Kardashian%, %cKim Kardashian%, %cKhloe Kardashian%, %cKendall Jenner% and %cKylie Jenner% will donate half a million dollars in response to %cKevin Hart%'s challenge.
The comedian started an initiative to raise fund to help the Hurricane Harvey victims and urged fellow celebrities to make donations. "@KevinHart4real My daughters and I accept your challenge. We will be donating $500,000 to @redcross & @salvationarmyus today #houstonstrong…We have been watching the heartbreaking footage of the catastrophic flooding in Houston. Our hearts go out to the people of Texas," Kris responded.
Khloe chimed in, "Houston we are praying for you!! #HurricaneHarvey has left catastrophic effects. Join me in donating to @salvationarmyUS at http://HELPSALVATIONARMY.org or text STORM to 51555" Kim posted similar messages and added, "I tagged the organizations we are donating to if you want more information click on their pages and donate! #HurricaneHarvey #HoustonStrong."
Meanwhile, %cBeyonce Knowles% is working with her pastor to help the victims. "My heart goes out to my hometown, Houston, and I remain in constant prayer for those affected and for the rescuers who have been so brave and determined to do so much to help," she told The Houston Chronicle. "I am working closely with my team at BeyGOOD as well as my pastor [Rudy Rasmus at St. John's in Houston] to implement a plan to help as many as we can." She added on Instagram, "Texas you are in my prayers."
%cJennifer Lopez% teams up with her boyfriend %cAlex Rodriguez% to donate $50,000. They will give $25,000 each. "Our hearts are just breaking for all the families that are displaced," she said in the video while sitting on A-Rod's lap. "It's just devastating and we just want to do our part to help."
"It's our opportunity to come together as one to help out all the great families in distress down in Houston," A-Rod said. "We're praying for you and God bless all of you." J.Lo added, "At the end of the day, we're all one. We have to pull together when others are in need in this country and everywhere in the world." She urged her fans to give "whatever you can afford." "Do as much as you can," she said. "We're gonna do as much as we can through this whole process."
Dwayne "%cThe Rock%" Johnson also makes $25,000 donation. "Anytime our country gets hit hard with a natural disaster...that kind of stuff has a way of bringing us together as a country. Regardless of race and politics, we all want to step up to the plate do everything we can to help out our brothers and sisters and families in need," he said. To people in Houston, he sent this message, "You gotta stay strong and you gotta hold on to faith."
%cChris Brown% also answers Kevin Hart's call. He pledges $100,000 donation. "Hey, what's up, big bro Kevin Hart?" he said in a video message. "I accept your challenge. We need to come together." He added in the caption, "[love emoji] AND IM SKEPTICAL ABOUT RED CROSS SO MY DONATION WILL GO TO THE PEOPLE!"
❤️ AND IM SKEPTICAL ABOUT RED CROSS SO MY DONATION WILL GO TO THE PEOPLE! pic.twitter.com/GjUVWUDpuG— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) August 29, 2017
%cT.I.%, %cDJ Khaled%, %cEllen DeGeneres%, %cChris Young% and %cJared Leto% offered their support to Houston as well. "@kevinhart4real salute for responding with a challenge that WE ALL NEED TO ANSWER," T.I. said, vowing to to donate $25,000. Meanwhile, Leto tweeted, "Thinking about you in Texas - a place close to our hearts and home to friends and family. Sending thoughts and prayers."
As everyone knows, Texas was hit Friday by Hurricane Harvey which made landfall as a category four hurricane, the largest storm to hit the area in decades. Port Aransas, Rockport, Corpus Christi, Houston and so many other places are going to be dealing with so much damage and loss of life for a long time to come. I’m worried about the people there — my friends, family and neighbors — and I want to help. I’m starting this GoFundMe campaign in an effort to help everyone in Texas that has been affected by this hurricane. I’m pledging $100,000 to relief efforts and hope you will join me (link in bio).
Thinking about you in Texas - a place close to our hearts and home to friends and family. Sending thoughts and prayers.— JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) August 29, 2017